What Makes a Gas, a Greenhouse Gas?—The Carbon Dioxide Dance

This What Makes a Gas, a Greenhouse Gas?—The Carbon Dioxide Dance activity & project also includes:

Investigate a heated topic in environmental science. Scholars team up to play the parts of gas molecules in the atmosphere. As the teacher moves about, acting as the electromagnetic wave, learners react as their molecules would to the change in the electromagnetic field.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Begin with a discussion of the atmospheric gases and their effects on temperatures
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects a fundamental understanding of gas molecules in the atmosphere
  • Requires specific materials for the activity
Pros

  • Pupils become actively involved in their learning as they act out the parts of their molecules
  • Includes pictures to reference when planning for the lesson
Cons

  • None
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